A Specialty Coffee Sampler with cold brew in mind. These are the coffees we think work best brewed cold.
1 x 250g: Colombian Blend - full flavoured with a mellow acidity and pronounced caramel sweetness and a nutty undertone
1 x 250g: Honduras, Cafe Organico Marcala Fairtrade - complex and lively acidity, smooth body, hints of citrus and sweet hazelnut
1 x 250g: Kassandra Estate Mexico Rainforest Alliance - cherry, dark chocolate, hazelnut, elegant and complex body. Awarded 2nd place overall in the prestigious Cup of Excellence (2017)
1 x 250g: Seasonal Organics 3 Bean Blend - full-bodied, smooth, and well balanced. Flavours of cocoa, nut, sweet delicate fruit
Cold Brewing Tips
Types of brewing methods:
Immersion. This brewing method involves combining cold water and ground coffee and letting it develop in the fridge for a few hours. After straining, you create a mellow coffee with minimal effort. All you need is a jar with an airtight lid.
Ice drip. This process requires time, effort and patience. It involves melting ice (cold water) dripping, one drop at a time, onto ground coffee. It can take up to 24 hours and the equipment can be delicate and expensive.
Depending on the brewing method you are using for cold brew, it will take anywhere between 4-24 hours to get a full-flavoured brew. Heat speeds up extraction, so when your using cold water it will take longer to get flavour and balance.
The good news is that you can brew a big batch for the whole week and store it in the fridge.